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Inside abandoned house where the owners appear to have upped and left in a hurry

May 18, 2020

Designer clothes left on railings, a loaded dishwasher, and an unfinished game of chess give a creepy edge to a hastily abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London. The grand home was found by an urban explorer who shared the pictures on condition that his identity was not revealed after he was able to just […]

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London congestion charge times, cost, zones map and how to avoid it

May 18, 2020

Driving into the centre of London is set to become more expensive from next month, with the congestion charge set to be raised. Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the increase last week as well as announcing that the days and times on which the charge will apply are also temporarily changing. The chances come as part […]

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Hunt to find man who spat at train worker who died from coronavirus

May 17, 2020

A rail ticket could be the key to finding a suspect who spat in the face of a train worker who later died from coronavirus. The death of mother-of-one Belly Mujinga who fell terminally ill shortly after the attack appalled the nation. The ticket officer called a colleague just hours before she died asking her […]

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Sadiq Khan admits TfL bailout is ‘bad deal’ for Londoners as Tube fares rise

May 15, 2020

Sadiq Khan has admitted ‘strings’ that come with the £1.6 billion government bailout package to save Transport for London include hikes to Tube and bus fares. The Mayor of London called the bailout a ‘bad deal’ for people living in the capital as it emerged fares will rise above inflation and certain free travel perks […]

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Landlord hikes rent for NHS workers and tells them to move out if they don’t accept it

May 15, 2020

Frontline workers living in discounted homes feel ‘unappreciated’ after their housing association said it is raising the rent in less than a month, despite the coronavirus lockdown. Residents at the block of flats in Brixton, south London, feel like they’ve been put in a tight spot by Notting Hill Genesis, who have told them to […]

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What was the Transport for London bailout and will prices go up for tube passengers?

May 15, 2020

It’s been announced that Transport for London (TFL) will receive emergency funding to keep running until September. The company had been greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, revealing last month the revenue made through its fares had dropped by 90% in the wake government advice to stay at home and only make essential trips. Tube […]

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London could be ‘coronavirus free’ by June as daily cases plummet

May 15, 2020

The capital could be rid of coronavirus sooner than you think, as new modelling suggests the city is recording only 24 new cases a day. The ‘R’ reproduction rate has fallen to 0.4 in London, with the number of new cases halving every 3.5 days, according to analysis by Cambridge University and Public Health England. […]

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Road turns into giant cycle lane to make social distancing easier

May 14, 2020

A cycle lane has been installed on one of London’s most prestigious roads, in response to the coronavirus crisis.  Bollards have been added to Park Lane to divide cyclists from other road users. The scheme is part of mayor Sadiq Khan’s London ‘Streetspace’ programme, which aims to rapidly construct a strategic cycling network using temporary […]

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Foodbank hands out 21,000 extra meals because of pandemic

May 13, 2020

A London foodbank say demand for their services has almost tripled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The North Enfield Foodbank, run by Jubilee Church London, provided 13,338 meals to the community during March and April 2019. This year, they have given out more than 35,800 during the same two months. Foodbank manager Kerry Coe, […]

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‘Don’t flood public transport’ Grant Shapps warns as England heads back to work

May 13, 2020

The transport secretary said ‘there is no perfect way’ to ease lockdown rules while warning people against taking public transport today as people in England go back to work. Workers who are unable to work from home have been urged to return to work by the government from today, with chaos expected on trains and […]

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